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Security with mobile payments remains the primary concern for smartphone users.

The Credit Union National Association (CUNA) released a survey that finds that among smartphone users, more than half use their phone to make some type of mobile payment (defined as “any payment done using a mobile phone”). The survey also revealed that regardless of whether a smartphone owner uses mobile payments or not, security remains the foremost concern. {Read The Full Article}

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Nominations for NCUA Consulting Now Open

Small and low-income designated credit unions may now submit their nominations to the NCUA to obtain free consulting services in the first half of 2014.

“Often small and low-income credit unions don’t have the resources to hire consultants to improve their operations, but NCUA can help,” NCUA Board Chairman Debbie Matz said. “Run by NCUA’s Office of Small Credit Union Initiatives, the Consulting Program provides valuable technical assistance to small and low-income credit unions at no charge. Our program also demonstrates NCUA’s commitment to ensuring that these credit unions remain viable in the long run. I encourage all eligible credit unions to apply online.” {Read The Full Article}

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Letters from Santa

The CMN Letters from Santa campaign is coming to an end.  Members should be turning in their forms to all participating credit unions by the end of next week.  Spreadsheets are due to the League by November 25th.  All letters will be mailed to children on December 6th. {Read The Full Article}

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League Office Holiday Closings

The League office will be closed the following dates for the holiday season:

November 28-29

December 24-25

December 31 (closing at 12noon)

January 1

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Does Your Strategic Plan Include Input From All Directions?

Date: November 21, 2013
Time: 1:00 pm Central (2:00 pm Eastern, 1:00 pm Central, 12:00 pm Mountain, 11:00 am Pacific)

Attend a free webinar brought to you by JMFA and CUNA Strategic Services.

As the marketplace changes, you need to get better ideas, and you need to get them to spread. Getting better results from strategic planning begins with a balanced approach to planning and problem solving. {Read The Full Article}

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CU4Kids’ Holiday Icon Campaign

The Credit Unions for Kids’ Holiday Icon Campaign benefiting your local Children’s Miracle Network Hospital is underway! This easy, turnkey way for your credit union and your members to rally behind a great cause which directly helps kids in your community. The concept is simple: your staff invites members to donate a dollar, and in exchange, your members get to write their name on a paper icon which you proudly display in your branch this winter season. {Read The Full Article}

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Credit Unions Combat Elder Financial Abuse

Washington DC – (11/12/2013) The Credit Union National Association (CUNA) is proud to recognize the many credit unions from across the country that are working to combat financial elder abuse and exploitation. According to research from insurance provider MetLife, Americans over the age of 60 lost about $2.9 billion dollars from financial abuse in 2010, up 12% from the $2.6 billion lost in 2008. Credit unions are taking several steps to curb this escalating problem, including staff training to identify and report abuse, instituting new computer programs that can recognize irregular activity, and reaching out into the community to help educate vulnerable members about avoiding theft and fraud. {Read The Full Article}

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Credit Union Leaders Support PAC

A key component to having a strong presence on Capitol Hill is having a Political Action Committee (PAC) that is well funded and therefore can provide financial support to those candidates running for Congress that support the credit union industry.  In Nebraska, hundreds of credit union leaders have opened up their wallets to support our credit union PAC, the Nebraska Credit Union League Political Action Committee (NCULPAC), by joining the 2013 Capitol Club.

Yes, the year is coming to a close but it is not too late to join your friends and colleagues as a member of the Capitol Club in 2013!  Whether you contribute with a lump sum check or you utilize your credit union’s payroll deduction program, your contribution will make a difference.  If you are a credit union employee, ask if your credit union offers the payroll deduction program.  This program will allow you to designate an amount out of each paycheck that will go directly to the credit union PAC and enroll you as a Capitol Club Member.  Contributing through payroll deduction is convenient and easy!  For just the price of a latte’ every two weeks, you can have a huge impact!

If you are not a 2013 Capitol Club Member, please consider joining TODAY!  Thank you to our 2013 Capitol Club Members for your support of our credit union PAC!!!

PDF of the Capitol Club Roster

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CoOportunity Health Hits the Road

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CoOportunity Health, in collaboration with our general agency OCi Insurance & Financial Services, Inc., is hitting the road in a big, PINK CoOportunity Health-branded RV. The rolling retail center, aptly named The Mobile Marketplace, will travel from town to town across Nebraska answering residents’ questions about healthcare reform and helping them choose the health insurance option that’s right for them. {Read The Full Article}

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A conversation with the NCUA Board Chairman (Part 1)

In this first of a two-part episode, CUNA’s Paul Gentile discusses with NCUA Board Chairman Debbie Matz a variety of hot topics among credit unions and the federal regulatory agency, including: Corporate assessments, relations with the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB), examinations and more. Part 2 — to debut soon – will touch on the NCUA Budget, the proposed CUSO rule, risk-based capital and more. Click HERE to view the video. {Read The Full Article}